The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club, and the Shelburne Sailing Academy have historically played a leading role in the development and promotion of sailing, not only in Nova Scotia, but around the world. Our organizations were particularly active during 2019 and 2020, successfully hosting a number of regattas including the Albacore International Championship and our very own annual East Coast Albacore Championship, as well as other sailing and coaching clinics. SHYC’s successes in staging these events were recognized by both Sail Nova Scotia and Sail Canada, the sport’s provincial and national governing bodies.
Calling it “one of the best’ regattas ever hosted in Nova Scotia,” the Albacore Internationals were held in late August and featured close to 50 boats from four countries and two continents. A week of great racing, with social events each night culminated in a lobster dinner awards banquet. “I have been to four Albacore International events, but there was something really special about the event this year in Shelburne,” wrote Paul Clifford, commodore of the Canadian Albacore Association.